50 Years of Heavy Metal - Song of the Year list

By Madlax199 Madlax199
updated 6 days ago

So, to sum this up fast, Mental Hamster (Metal Hammer) has made a list to celebrate 50 years since the birth of this terrific genre. Now, in general and as expected, Glam Trendy Hamster released a pitiful list full of the worst crap, essentially stuff that gives this genre a bad name so I intend to make my own version of their list, with a better selection of songs. The list Mental Hamster made, if you had given it to me as a teen to get acquainted with metal, I would have thought this metal shtick is a joke, not worthy of being paid attention to. To paraphrase a cretinous song from one of the worst bands on earth, "Mental Hamster, you give metal a bad name!". Fuck off now! Sorry, got confused a little.

I will also ignore their stupid rule of choosing just one song per band as that would restrict my choices, diminish the quality and it would leave certain gems in obscurity. And we don't want that, right? Some of the songs aren't really metal per see, even hard rock is a stretch, but they are highly influential. No use being a nitpicker. Off we go!

  1. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

    1969 - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You

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  2. Deep Purple - Fireball

    1971 - Fireball

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  3. Deep Purple - Machine Head

    1972 - Highway Star

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  4. Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

    1973 - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

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  5. Black Sabbath - Sabotage

    1975 - Symptom of the Universe

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  6. AC/DC - Let There Be Rock

    1977 - Let There Be Rock

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  7. Motörhead - Overkill

    1979 - Overkill

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  8. Motörhead - Ace Of Spades

    1980 - The Hammer

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  9. Van Halen - Fair Warning

    1981 - Dirty Movies

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  10. Venom (8) - Black Metal

    1982 - Countess Bathory

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  11. Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind

    1983 - Where Eagles Dare

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  12. Destruction - Infernal Overkill

    1985 - Bestial Invasion

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  13. Excel (3) - Split Image

    1987 - Split Image

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  14. Death (2) - Leprosy

    1988 - Leprosy

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  15. Morbid Angel - Altars Of Madness

    1989 - Immortal Rites

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  16. Entombed - Left Hand Path

    1990 - Supposed to Rot

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  17. Razor (2) - Open Hostility

    1991 - Free Lunch

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